Admit Checklist

 Complete Your Enrollment

Ready to accept your place in Wharton’s MBA Class of 2024? Here’s how.

Take the Admit Survey

Some Wharton swag is on the way! Take our Admit Survey by March 31st, 2022 and provide your current mailing address so we can send you a gift in the mail.

Make Your Deposit

Enrollment forms and a deposit of $2,000 are due in the MBA Admissions office at 5:00PM ET on the following dates:

  • Round 1: Monday, February 7, 2022
  • Round 2: Monday, May 2, 2022
  • Round 3: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Log in to your Wharton online application. Your online application account includes a link to the enrollment form. Please complete and submit the enrollment form.

If we do not hear from you by the appropriate deadline, we must assume that you have declined our offer.

Begin Verification Process

Start your Verification Process with ReVera Services

Log into your Wharton Online Application to view information regarding our verification process, which is conducted for Wharton by ReVera.

Your Checklist includes verification instructions containing a link to access ReVera’s  online submission form.

You will be asked to fill in the online submission form including your Applicant ID and submit a $100.00 fee. Students will receive a confirmation email from ReVera immediately following successful registration and payment. Deadlines for submitting authorizations and fees to ReVera are 5:00 pm ET on the following days:

  • Round 1: Monday, February 7, 2022
  • Round 2: Monday, May 2, 2022
  • Round 3: Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The verification process is routine for all admitted students.

Submit Transcripts and Test Scores

Send Wharton MBA Admissions your official transcripts and test scores

COVID-19 Special Instructions:  At this time, we highly recommend sending your transcripts via electronic PDF.  Please send directly to

For Official Paper Version: When requesting the official paper version, please use the regular postal service method, as express mail may not be delivered due to office closures. If your transcripts were sent via paper version, please note that there may be a delay in obtaining your documents when delivered.

As you self-reported your transcripts and test scores, and have not sent the official versions to the MBA Admissions Office, you need to do so by your enrollment deadline.

  • Wharton’s GMAT code: G56-97-73
  • Wharton’s TOEFL code: 2926-02
  • Wharton’s GRE code: 6802-5199
  • PTE: Report your scores to the Wharton MBA Program

Please send your transcripts to the attention of:

Charicha Ford
111 Vance Hall
3733 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Start Visa Process (International Students Only)

International students who are non-immigrants will need a student visa (J-1 or F-1) to enter the U.S. and attend the University of Pennsylvania, unless they have another non-immigrant status (such as A, G, or H-4 non-immigrant status) that permits study.  For more detailed information on the entire visa process, including the decision to apply to F-1 or J-1 status, visit the International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) New Student page.

1. When you are admitted, log into your online application. The Admissions Checklist section will contain:

  • A PDF of detailed instructions about the visa application process. If you have applied without a social security number, you will also receive your 9-digit Admission ID in this PDF.
  • A Financial Aid Cost Summary PDF detailing the cost of attendance for your first year of study. This document is required for the I-20/DS-2019 application if you will be applying for financial aid while at Wharton.
  • Apply for your I-20 or DS-2019 Certificate of Eligibility using the ISSS online portal, iPenn:
  • Use your social security number or your 9-digit Admission ID to log in to iPenn and follow the instructions.
  • You will need a copy of your passport.   If you will be applying for financial aid while at Wharton you will also need your Financial Aid Cost Summary PDF to complete the application.

2. After ISSS has created your documents, Wharton MBA Admissions will mail your I-20 or DS-2019 to you.

3. Once you have an I-20 or DS-2019, you should apply for the appropriate visa at a US Embassy or Consulate:

 Create Student Accounts

Once you’re enrolled, you’ll start the PennKey and email activation process. This will allow you access to early resources at Wharton.

Set Up Your PennKey Account

A PennKey allows you to access various University resources that supplement and complement Wharton’s services – for example, without a PennKey you cannot obtain a student ID card (a “PennCard”), access Penn’s library systems, or begin the process of getting access to Wharton’s online environment.

  • A few days after you’ve paid your enrollment deposit, you will receive an email from the University of Pennsylvania’s ISC department. The subject line will be “Important Information on setting up your PennKey username and password.” The email will contain a code and instructions that allow you to set up your PennKey. Follow the email’s instructions to create your PennKey account.
  • The code you received via email is only valid for 60 days after being sent, so please take the time to set up your PennKey as soon as you receive the email.
  • When you activate your PennKey you will be asked to select a username from among the available choices. Once you select your username it cannot be changed, so please choose carefully. If you don’t like the available choices, please contact Wharton Student Computing before selecting. Remember, your selection will be used for your Wharton email address!
  • You will be required to enroll your Pennkey account in 2-step verification. Wharton recommends that you use the Duo Mobile App (download for Apple or Android) as your primary method of verification instead of text messaging.
  • Be sure to choose the “Challenge-Response” password reset option when activating your PennKey; this allows you to reset your password online. If you do not choose the “Challenge-Response” option and you forget your PennKey password, it will take a few days to gain access to Wharton and Penn resources that require a Pennkey login.  A new PennKey setup code will have to be mailed to you. This means starting the PennKey process over again, which will cause you significant delays.
  • If you do not have a SSN, you will receive an additional email prior to the PennKey set up email. The subject line will be “Important Information about your nine-digit identifier (ID)”. This email will include your 9-digit Identifier ID assigned to you by Penn.  9-digit IDs are assigned to individuals who do not have or do not provide a United States Social Security Number (SSN).  You will need this ID to create your PennKey.

Please allow 2-4 hours after creating your PennKey before attempting to log into PennKey-protected apps and services.

Questions? Contact Charicha Ford in the MBA Admissions Office at You may also visit the University of Pennsylvania PennKey website.

Activate Your Wharton Account & Email Address

Beginning in January 2022, you will be able to create your Wharton account which you will use for your email and access to Wharton-only services. You must already have set up your PennKey to activate your Wharton Account. Please note: You may need to wait up to 24 hours after creating your PennKey before Wharton’s system will be able to create your Wharton account.

  • Visit the Wharton Account Creator website and enter your PennKey username and password and follow the instructions to create your Wharton account. Your Wharton username and your e-mail address are assigned according to the username that you selected for your PennKey. Important announcements will be sent to your Wharton e-mail account regarding Pre-Term and class registration.
  • Visit the Get Whartonized guide to become familiar with the technology services that you will be using at Wharton and learn what devices and tools you should bring with you when you arrive.

Prepare for Your Arrival


In May we will start the exciting process of onboarding and getting you prepared to start your journey here at Wharton. Our MBA Onboarding process is designed to help you prepare for Pre-Term, MGMT610 and the start of your academic career here at Wharton. It is series of information sessions and action items that you are asked to complete prior to your arrival on campus for Pre-Term.

The 2022 Onboarding Schedule will be available in February. You will be introduced to the MBA Academic, Career Management, Student Life, and McNulty Leadership teams.

Onboarding Sessions will include:

  • MBA Admissions & International Student Scholar Services
  • Academics (including waivers, placement exams, and writing requirements)
  • Career Management (including recruitment, systems, and industry overviews)
  • Wharton Computing Technology

We will provide an Onboarding Checklist in the spring that will help you keep track of deadlines and other requirements. Below is a preview of the action items you will be expected to complete over the course of the summer:

May 2022

  • 2022 Onboarding Checklist Opens
  • Financial Aid Loan Process Opens

June 2022

  • Register for Pre-Term
  • Request Student Disability Services (SDS) Accommodations
  • Complete the Career Interests Survey
  • Submission Deadline 1 for Waiver/Substitution by Credential

July 2022

  • Student Health Immunization Compliance Deadline
  • Complete PennCard Application (for pick up during Pre-Term)
  • Writing Waiver Deadline
  • Submission Deadline 2 for Waiver/Substitution by Credential
  • Deadline to Register for Placement/Waiver Exams
  • Complete Career Leader Assessment
  • Complete Student Life Survey
  • Complete the Advising Support Network Learning Survey

August 2022

  • Waiver Exams
    • Financial Accounting
    • Microeconomics for Managers
    • Regression Analysis for Managers
  • Complete Wharton Personality Profile

Some of the action items may only take a few minutes to complete while others may take a few hours. Additional information around (expected) timing for each session and submission will be provided with the final schedule and Onboarding Checklist.Our goal is to make onboarding as self-service as possible – allowing you to access and watch the programming at your convenience. There will be some live sessions that you may want to attend in order to ask questions and prepare for action items and deadlines.


The purpose of Pre-Term is to support your transition to Wharton MBA life through programming that explores your options, connects you with resources and builds a connected and inclusive community. Pre-Term attendance is required for all members of the MBA Class of 2024.

The dates below will require your attendance from 8:00AM – 6:00PM, including several evening events:

  • Tuesday, August 9th – Saturday, August 13th
  • Monday, August 15th – Wednesday August 17th
  • Thursday, August 18th – Friday August 19th (MGMT 610 Course)
  • Saturday, August 20th
  • Monday, August 22nd – Wednesday, August 24th (MGMT 610 Course)
  • Friday, August 26th (MGMT 610 Final Exam)

Pre-Term activities include:

  • Community Building
  • Meeting your cluster Advising Support Network
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Training
  • Exploring Academic Options
  • Career Foundations
  • Student Life Introductions
  • Leadership Orientation
  • Learning Team Formation in preparation for the teamwork required in MGMT610
  • Networking Best Practices
  • Engaging with Wharton Alumni
  • Academic and Career Advising Appointments
  • MGMT 610: Foundations of Teamwork and Leadership
    • This is your first academic course at Wharton and is a graduation requirement. MGMT 610 is required for all MBA students.

Note: An international student welcome will be hosted on Monday, August 8th. 

Pre-Term registration will open in May 2022. An application process including criteria for limited excused absences for students with scheduling conflicts will be available at this time.

Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Weingarten Learning Resources Center’s Office of Student Disabilities Services (SDS) works closely with students who self-identify in order to ensure equal access to all University programs activities and services. SDS encourages you to learn more about available services on their website. You will find information about the accommodations they provide as well as procedures for requesting accommodations and services.

To Request Accommodations:

On the website for SDS, you can complete their Self-ID form to begin the process of requesting accommodations. Please note that it may take up to 4 weeks to complete this process, as the summer is a high-volume time for SDS. (If you provide documentation that is not up-to-date, this may cause delays.)

To have your accommodations finalized by the start of Pre-Term, we recommend completing the Self-ID form no later than June 1 2022.

Any questions about requesting accommodations should be directed to SDS.